Successfully reported this slideshow.
Natural disasters
By: Amaya A.
Project By: Amaya Aranda

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.

Introduction

2.

What are natural disasters

3.

What is the most common ...
introduction
When my teacher, Ms. Shay, told me to pick a topic for my new project,
I couldn’t think of a single topic I l...
In this project, I will tell you my 7 questions and answers with resources
from books, websites, etc. The questions I will...
What are natural disasters
A natural disaster is a disaster caused by nature or the Earth.
Sometimes bacteria and virus ep...
What is the most common disaster
The most common natural disaster is a flood. Based on data collected from
1970-2005, 30.7...
flood
• In USA
• HIT Midwest,
USA
• Dangerous
• People were
killed
• Property was
destroyed
• Tornado storms
• Natural
disasters...
can I make a volcano
Before I put the clay around the bottle, I used the bottle by itself. I
added water, dishwashing dete...
Real volcano
When will the next tsunami happen
According to my research, tsunamis aren’t very common. I think the
next tsunami will be ...
How is a hurricane made
A hurricane, or tropical cyclone, is a type of thunderstorm that is usually
made along the area sl...
Hurricane katrina from space
Alaska 1964 OR HAITI 2010

77%

Haiti

23%

USA/Alaska

I was surprised to see that only 11
people (23%) guessed Haiti
ins...
“take action”
Midwest, USA : TORNADO STORM
I want to help the people who
suffered from the tornado storm of
Midwest, USA i...
Haiti : Earthquake
The second place I will help is Haiti
because of the earthquake in 2010. I want to
help these people be...
Pet preparedness
As I was researching these
places, I came across an article about
the pets that get lost or hurt during
n...
reflection
In conclusion, I have learned a lot since I started this project. I learned
that a flood has the “deadliest” wh...
The end
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Natural disasters

1,927 views

Published on

Natural disaster

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

Natural disasters

  1. 1. Natural disasters By: Amaya A.
  2. 2. Project By: Amaya Aranda TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. What are natural disasters 3. What is the most common natural disaster in the world 4. Alabama 2011 vs. Alabama 2012 5. Can I make a volcano 6. When will the next tsunami will happen 7. How is is a hurricane made 8. Alaska 1664 or Haiti 2010 9. “Take action” 10. Pet Preparedness 11. Reflection
  3. 3. introduction When my teacher, Ms. Shay, told me to pick a topic for my new project, I couldn’t think of a single topic I liked. When I went home for the weekend that day, I heard that there was a tornado storm in mid western USA. Ignoring the news, that Saturday, I happened to turn the TV, and to my surprise, it was the news. The report was on the tornado storm that happened the day before. I saw all of the houses destroyed by the storm and felt so bad for the owners of them. I wanted to help. I remembered that on that Friday, Ms. Shay told me to “take action” on my next project. I wanted to help the people who were hurt, mentally and physically, from other disasters (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc.) as well as tornado storms. At that moment, I decided, “I’m doing my project on natural disasters.”
  4. 4. In this project, I will tell you my 7 questions and answers with resources from books, websites, etc. The questions I will answer are: What are natural disasters and what is the most common disaster in the world; What are the similarities and differences between the tornado of Alabama 2011 and the tornado of Alabama 2012; Can I make a volcano; Can I determine when the next tsunami will happen; How is a hurricane made; Ask ISP, which earthquake was stronger? Alaska, 1964 or Haiti, 2010; and, how are you going to “take action” on this project? I will also include a reflection on what I think of this topic now, an opinion survey, a model of an erupting volcano, a game, and a diorama of a tornado that really works!
  5. 5. What are natural disasters A natural disaster is a disaster caused by nature or the Earth. Sometimes bacteria and virus epidemics are considered natural disasters. All of the natural known to man are; epidemics, earthquakes, fires/wildfires, floods, heat/heat waves, hurricanes, tornadoes, landslides, thunderstorms, snowstorms/blizzards, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, mudslides, drought, sandstorms, famine, hail, and windstorms. The most recent natural disaster was a ______ in _____ on _____,2012.
  6. 6. What is the most common disaster The most common natural disaster is a flood. Based on data collected from 1970-2005, 30.7% of all natural disasters were floods. In America, a flood has the “deadliest” weather condition with about 200 deaths (the most of any natural disaster) from them each year. The top 5 natural disasters are: 1. Foods 2. Windstorms 3. Epidemics 4. Earthquakes 5. Drought
  7. 7. flood
  8. 8. • In USA • HIT Midwest, USA • Dangerous • People were killed • Property was destroyed • Tornado storms • Natural disasters • On the had multiple tornados Alabama 2012 • The largest tornado storm ever • April 25-28, 2011 • Hit 21 states • 358 tornadoes • 346 killed • $11 billion to fix damages • April 27 was the most damaging day • Affected Canada Similarities Alabama 2011 Alabama 2011 vs. Alabama 2012 • Not the largest tornado storm • January 22-23, 2012 • Hit 8 states • 25 tornadoes • 2 killed • $30 million to fix damages • January 22 was the most damaging day • Didn’t affect Canada
  9. 9. can I make a volcano Before I put the clay around the bottle, I used the bottle by itself. I added water, dishwashing detergent, baking soda, food coloring, and vinegar. The first time I tried it didn’t work. I tried again and put less baking soda and it worked. I realized that baking soda and vinegar caused the reaction but if you put too much of one thing it dissolves in the water instead of erupting. Much like a real volcano, the vinegar and the baking soda are like the minerals inside the planet added to the high temperatures that create magma, a fluid made of melted rock, gasses, and minerals. The bubbles that escape from my volcano create a harmless bubbly mess. The power of the eruption of a real volcano depends on the kind of gasses released as well as the magma’s thickness. This natural disaster has killed up to 26,000 people in one deadly eruption.
  10. 10. Real volcano
  11. 11. When will the next tsunami happen According to my research, tsunamis aren’t very common. I think the next tsunami will be this year somewhere in Asia. I think the next tsunami will be this year because while I was researching this question, I noticed that a tsunami only happens 1-2 times every other year or every year and there hasn’t been one since 2011. I think it will be in Asia because most of the tsunamis that happened in the 2000’s were in different parts of Asia. I wanted to get a different opinion on this question so I got an one from the National Geographic website. It said that the next tsunami will come in April of 2012 and is suposivly going to be a huge one. It also said that it will be in the country of Japan, but there are different theories about this and there is still no way to correctly predict a tsunami and many other natural disasters.
  12. 12. How is a hurricane made A hurricane, or tropical cyclone, is a type of thunderstorm that is usually made along the area slightly near the top and the bottom of the equator (or the tropical region). They are formed when the water/ocean gets warm and starts to evaporate into the air. As the warm water goes into the air, the cold water replaces it, but then turns warm almost immediately. As the moist air goes up, it cools and condenses into storm clouds. Thunderstorms with less than 23mph begin to form and the warm water continues to build more thunderstorms while most cluster together. The winds strengthen and start to blow in a circle. A rotating column of air begins to form in the center of the storm. Winds are now ranging from 23-34mph and cooler high pressure areas continue to push into warmer, low pressure areas. The storm then grows bigger and the winds get stronger (39-73mph). A well known column of air, or the “eye”, forms even bigger in the center of the storm and begins to pull in whatever comes close to it. If the hurricane is strong, it can release tornadoes onto the land closest to it (this is one of the main reasons tornadoes are formed). Scientists are trying to work on stopping this disaster but today, there is no working technique right now.
  13. 13. Hurricane katrina from space
  14. 14. Alaska 1964 OR HAITI 2010 77% Haiti 23% USA/Alaska I was surprised to see that only 11 people (23%) guessed Haiti instead of Alaska. I thought that more people would guess Haiti because it was the most recent earthquake and it was all over the news in 2010. I thought more people would guess Haiti but then I realize why most guessed Alaska. It occurred to me that Alaska is about half the size of the US and Haiti is about 1/8 of the US. So my classmates who chose Alaska were correct and know their geography.
  15. 15. “take action” Midwest, USA : TORNADO STORM I want to help the people who suffered from the tornado storm of Midwest, USA in 2012. I want to help this cause because I researched this for my project and saw that it would take $30 million to fix all of the damage done by the tornadoes. I’d like to help at least one person get their life back to normal. Once l collect all of the money, I will donate all of it to the American Red Cross and a percentage will go to this cause and the rest will go to the American Red Cross to keep the program running.
  16. 16. Haiti : Earthquake The second place I will help is Haiti because of the earthquake in 2010. I want to help these people because my mom told me that she had a friend who is a nurse named Lori Davis. She goes to Haiti about three times every year to help treat people who are hurt or have diseases (such as cholera) because of the damage the earthquake did to their country. I wanted to help her raise money so she can take the medicine she needs to help the people of Haiti. The money I raise for Haiti will be given to Lori so she can buy new medicine and supplies for her next trip to Haiti in July of 2012.
  17. 17. Pet preparedness As I was researching these places, I came across an article about the pets that get lost or hurt during natural disasters. It said that there is a new device where you clip a tag onto your pet’s collar (and you keep a replica) so if your pet ever gets in a disaster or gets lost a certain day, you scan the replica of the tag with the Scan Life app on your iPhone, and it shows you exactly where your pet is! I went to my local American Red Cross to get more information about this and I found a book about how to prepare you and your dog for a disaster. At the end of my project, I will show you this book and will demonstrate how to care for your pet after a disaster using, my very own, pet dog.
  18. 18. reflection In conclusion, I have learned a lot since I started this project. I learned that a flood has the “deadliest” whether conditions in America, that the tornado storm in the Midwestern USA was the biggest tornado storm ever recorded, and that I could change a persons life by just donating $20 dollars to people who need it most. Now that I’ve done this project, I realize that natural disasters can strike at any time and anywhere, worldwide. I also realize that you can’t stop all natural disasters that come your way and that even though you don’t think you live in a disaster prone area, being prepared can save your life.
  19. 19. The end

×